Anna Rodriguez 

A Hard Worker, Peacebuilder and Social Entrepreneur Working for Social Change



Stories of Key Peace & Justice Work

Anna grew up in a small town near Barcelona, Spain. She was raised with values such as the pursuit of equality, justice and determination. She moved to the US with a tennis scholarship in 2015 to pursue her undergraduate degree in Political Science. After living in Lewiston, Idaho for two years, she transferred to George Mason University in Virginia to switch her major to International Relations. 

She has always been interested in international development, mostly community development, social entrepreneurship and international disaster response. As soon as she had the chance, she got involved with clubs on campus that focused on food insecurity. During her semester abroad in Argentina, she got involved in housing security projects located in low-income, irregular neighborhoods in the northern part of Buenos Aires. 

“The opposite of poverty is not  wealth. It's justice.” She believes justice and community empowerment are basic tools that should be provided to our communities to approach violations of human rights. Advocacy, community building and action are key to change.

Read Anna's stories at the key organizations she has been a part of:

Fundación Miaportacion The Campus Kitchen Project Associació Rosa Peris

For additional information about Anna's work, follow her social media outlets and how On Earth Peace has impacted her work.

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Fundación Miaportacion

Fundación Miaportacion is an online free Spanish platform for local nonprofit organizations. The goal is to communicate and cover any needs required by the specific communities that they operate in. This happens to be Anna' full time job, where her role was during COVID, she helped to work on campaigns to provide food to low income families located in Spain, mostly Barcelona and Madrid. Also, she helped to launch campaigns such as donate an online grocery bag, establish calls to people living on their own and help fundraised for medical material and emergency sanitation kits for people living in the streets of Madrid. 


Follow Fundación Miaportacion's progress and work:

Fundación Miaportacion's Website

Fundación Miaportacion's Facebook

Fundación Miaportacion's Twitter

Fundación Miaportacion's Instagram

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The Campus Kitchen Project

The Campus Kitchen Project is a university club at George Mason University in Virginia that aims to end food waste on university campuses while helping reduce hunger in the community. Their mission is to pick up leftover food from the dining areas and take it to homeless shelters located in the community. Anna served as the volunteer coordinator- she was the intermediary between the dining chefs, the volunteers and our local homeless shelters to coordinate our actions.


Follow The Campus Kitchen Project's progress and work:

The Campus Kitchen's Facebook

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Associació Rosa Peris

In July 2020, Anna and her family founded a local nonprofit in Barcelona. This project took shape in Spring 2020 after the death of her mother in the summer of 2019. Anna and her family wanted to honor their mother's career and her infinite love and support for her family and her community. The organization's aim is to empower young women living in low-income neighborhoods in Barcelona to continue their education after high school. Associacio Rosa Peris' mission is to provide guidance, economic assistance, and the support needed to reach their full potential.

 


Follow Associacio Rosa Peris' progress and work:

Associacio's Instagram

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On Earth Peace's Impact on Anna

“Before I joined OEP I believed that there were only two ways to approach injustice (peacefully and through violence). OEP and my environmental justice work has taught me to see the roots of injustice and seek for solutions through nonviolent actions. I have had the opportunity to learn from different communities and share with them Martin Luther King’s methods of nonviolent action to combat current environmental injustices, such as a community in Uganda that had to find a way to stop the creation of a landfill in their community. I am a better person today, with better understanding and better tools to approach and combat community injustices. " 
-- Anna Rodriguez

Where To Follow Anna

Facebook

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